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2013 December

In the December issue of Security Magazine, read about the Top Security Trends and Innovations for 2014, the future of big data and the lessons that were learned at the Security 500 conference this year. Also, read up on how schools are working towards better security after Sandy Hook and how the generational technology gap has affected security.

Top Security Technology and Innovations in 2014

Technology has become ingrained in enterprise security operations.
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Like most other segments of the business world, technology has become ingrained in enterprise security operations. With that increased use of technology comes a new set of risks.


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How Emergency Messaging Aids Access Strategies

Getting the word out, correctly, in time and to the right people, is an important mission for colleges and universities.
By Bill Zalud
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Mass notification has become a key element of campus safety and security. John Dellacontrada, assistant vice president of media relations at the University of Buffalo, New York, says he sought a “solution that we could deploy quickly and consistently, one that would work on desktop and mobile devices to get a message broadcast via various ways and that could work with our existing emergency public address system.”


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How Mesh Networks Form the Backbone of Smart Cities

Wireless mesh networking is not for everyone. But, when it makes business sense, it works the best.
By Bill Zalud
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Overall, a wireless mesh network is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology. Wireless mesh networks often consist of mesh clients, mesh routers and gateways.


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The Future of Big Data for Retail and Property

As interesting as Big Data can be for finding patterns in the past, its biggest promise for security lies in being able to predict the future.
By Steve Van Till
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As interesting as Big Data can be for finding patterns in the past, its biggest promise for security lies in being able to predict the future.


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Securing Schools After Sandy Hook

Last year, on December 14, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.
By Diane Ritchey
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It was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. As a mother of two young children, I am still anguished over “Newtown,” as the events are often referred to. Guy Grace is, as well.


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How the Generational Security Gap Affects Security

Despite concerns about technology, clearly Americans still have a hard time unplugging.
By Bill Zalud
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I used to write stories like this on a typewriter back in the day. My articles turned out to be a mass of White-Outs to counter typing mistakes. It all made me dizzy. Today’s computer technology even auto-corrects my words, which sometimes is not a good thing.


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Studying the Pros and Cons of Proprietary Wireless Surveillance

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems.
By Keven Marier
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There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems. This certainly is the case within the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) industry. These providers tend to be small and niche-based network manufacturers servicing specific industries.


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What to Expect When Working with Cyber Cops

What your company, as a victim of a computer intrusion, should expect when working with the Feds.
By Steven Chabinsky
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In last month’s column, we explored the Top Five Reasons to Report Computer Intrusions to Law Enforcement.  This month’s column will provide you with a sense of what your company, as a victim of a computer intrusion, should expect when working with the Feds.


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How to Keep Up With Governance Risk

Establishing and maintaining a culture across the enterprise that is based on unwavering ethical practices from the boardroom to the lowest level employee is also a key element of effective governance programs.
By Jerry Brennan and Lynn Mattice
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One of the most important topics currently on boardroom agendas focuses on governance. Ensuring that the enterprise understands and complies with laws, regulations, policies and procedures is no longer simply enough.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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